Guarding Heads. Saving Lives.

Every year, around 400,000 motorcyclists die in traffic: they represent 28%* of the total number of fatal road accidents. And at least 75% of these are caused by head injuries, due to unsafe helmets and poor crash response.

We are going to change this.

In fact, we have made it our mission.

THIS IS OUR MISSION

In the next 10 years, we will reduce the annual number of motorcyclists killed in road accidents by at least 30%. This will save tens of thousands of lives each year.

On the one hand, this means that tens of thousands of people can return to their families every year. On the other hand, we annually save society billions of euros.

In addition to collecting and analysing data, we share our knowledge for the purpose of increasing safety for motorcyclists. One of the ways we do this is by sharing our knowledge and insights with motorcyclists, governments, emergency services, insurance companies and helmet and motorbike brands all over the world.

Publicly, because we believe that our life-saving knowledge and experience should be accessible to everyone.

WHAT MAKES A HELMET SAFE?

These six elements, which are inextricably connected, make that your helmet is safe for you (and you alone).

IS CERTIFIED

“Homologation” is an accreditation issued by an official body declaring the helmet safe for use.

HAS NO DAMAGE OR DEFECT

A helmet is only safe if the helmet is free of damage or defects, however minimal they may seem.

IS NOT OLDER THAN 7 YEARS

A helmet is permanently exposed to influences that reduce the safety of the helmet: a helmet is in principle “expired” after 7 years from the date of its production, worn or not.

FITS SEAMLESSLY

A helmet should always and everywhere fit tightly around the skull and face. This is extremely important!

IS USED PROPERLY

From use to maintenance, a helmet must be used properly, as described in the instruction manual.

IS CLEAN AND HYGIENIC

A safe helmet is clean and hygienic, on the outside and on the inside of the helmet.

IS CERTIFIED

“Homologation” is an accreditation issued by an official body declaring the helmet safe for use.

IS NOT OLDER THAN 7 YEARS

A helmet is permanently exposed to influences that reduce the safety of the helmet: a helmet is in principle “expired” after 7 years from the date of its production, worn or not.

IS USED PROPERLY

From use to maintenance, a helmet must be used properly, as described in the instruction manual.

HAS NO DAMAGE OR DEFECT

A helmet is only safe if the helmet is free of damage or defects, however minimal they may seem.

FITS SEAMLESSLY

A helmet should always and everywhere fit tightly around the skull and face. This is extremely important!

IS CLEAN AND HYGIENIC

A safe helmet is clean and hygienic, on the outside and on the inside of the helmet.

TIME FOR CHANGE

It is high time for this knowledge to be widely disseminated among motorcyclists and stakeholders all over the world. On the one hand, this way we annually help tens of thousands of people to return to their families. On the other hand, we save society billions of euros every year. Will you help?

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TIME FOR CHANGE

It is high time for this knowledge to be widely disseminated among motorcyclists and stakeholders all over the world. On the one hand, this way we annually help tens of thousands of people to return to their families. On the other hand, we save society billions of euros every year. Will you help?

TIME FOR CHANGEDONATE

WHAT WE DO

To accomplish our mission, we organise meetings, we devise campaigns, we speak at conferences and we work together among others with NGOs, governments and of course other motorcyclists. We speak, teach and campaign on a national and international level.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE

We have an important message. A message that potentially saves thousands of lives every year. A message that should be heard – No, MUST be heard. That’s why we do everything we can to get our message out, including news and blog posts, videos and podcasts.

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HERE YOU FOUND US BEFORE

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CASTODIAN
Stationsplein 26
6512 AB Nijmegen
The Netherlands

info@castodian.org
Tel: +31 612 835 528

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